The Spider-Man and X-Men reading orders have both been recently update. Here are a few changes.
First, for Spider-Man
Spider-Man & The Human Torch mini-series by Dan Slott has been moved. Original, they were spread out throughout the years, but are now placed near the time of publishing, as we became aware the stories were "Flashbacks", clearly marked taking place in the past.
The introduction portion was update to became a more leaner, meaner reference page.
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We're back! Summer's back and so is the indispensable Spider-Man. With a new era of Spider-Man now ongoing, we're able to move the ball down the field a bit further in selecting a list of essential Spider-Man comics.
But before we get down to the dirty, gritty details, here's the how we decided which issues make our list:
What are considered the best issues in the main Spider-Man Timeline are central
Storylines that include an important change in status quo are also central
Very important Read more [...]
Where to Start Reading Iron Man
Welcome to another installment of 10 Must-Read Comics! With these lists, we distill the essence of the character into 10 comics, either single issues or collected editions, which will give you the complete tour. To get started reading Iron Man comics, today's featured character, choose the category that suits you best (are you looking at catching up to today's issues? Want to read the critically acclaimed issues? Or maybe you want to see how the character developed Read more [...]
It wasn't in our plans to release a Green Lantern reading order just yet, but it has been requested a few times. At first, we believed that this franchise was already well-served in terms of reading orders. However, it seems most reading orders only focus on Geoff John's run (though that is a great place to start if you want to catch up).
That is why today we are releasing our complete Post-Crisis Green Lantern reading order. Like each of our reading orders, it is unique in its presentation; this Read more [...]
Similar to our popular X-Men Timeline of Events, we've gone ahead and done one for the Ol' Webhead himself. This list details the major happenings that have a lasting effect on Peter Parker, which are either still in play today, or at least changed Spidey's world for a significant period of time.
SPOILER WARNING! If you haven't already guessed, this list of events will spoil what happens in Spider-Man comics.
The dates listed below are in relation comics published this year (2013) are current, Read more [...]
The first in a series of updates including the major Avengers roster has begun!
We've included in our Avengers reading order all important Iron Man issues. As with most of our reading orders, especially the new ones, there's still a lot of work to be done, so if you see any glaring mistakes, minor tweaks or boneheaded placements, let us know using our contact form, or by leaving a comment below, which are now linked to our forums.
To make it easier for those Iron Man-exclusive fans, we have Read more [...]
It's here, Marvelites! The complete 616 Avengers reading order!
Well, it might not be complete yet, but we're getting started at least. It contains stories from since it's launch in 1960's all the up to End Times, before the Marvel NOW! relaunch.
In addition to keeping the X-Men and Spider-Man lists up to date, we'll be putting in a lot of time to fill out the lists for creators, Avengers roster and other important notes. We'll also start to gradually incorporate reading orders for Captain Read more [...]
Fitting in with the end of an era, we've completed our Spider-Man reading order to include up to the end run of the Amazing Spider-Man series. Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos closed of this long running series with #700. The issues now included in the reading order are everything that occurs before Superior Spider-Man #1.
For those loyal to this reading order, this update should only cover additional issues near the end of the list.
Don't get too down on the news of the end of Amazing Spider-Man, Read more [...]
Fans of the current run of X-Men comics will be glad to find that our popular X-Men reading order now includes issues up to and including Avengers vs. X-Men, just before the launch of the latest Marvel NOW! series.
Get the Hardcover Collection of Avengers vs. X-Men
If you came here looking for just that, an Avengers vs. X-Men reading order, we'll save you the filtering and searching from our complete X-Men reading order by delivering you the list right here:
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Below you will find a listing of major events in X-Men. This list will help you get up to date on how the X-Men got where they are today and how they came to be. This list has been created in anticipation of the upcoming "All-New X-Men" series, which has a special focus on the evolution of the X-Men, as the original five X-Men are plucked from time to help deal with how their future went off the rails.
SPOILER WARNING! Reading this list of events will spoil what happens in X-Men comics (which Read more [...]